LOS ANGELES SLIMLIPO (LASER-ASSISTED LIPOSUCTION)
SlimLipo is a type of laser liposuction in Los Angeles that removes unwanted fat, but is less invasive than traditional liposuction. It is noted for its ability to melt fat in particularly difficult or uneven areas as well as for its ability to tighten loose skin. Good candidates for this procedure are individuals with loose, saggy skin, or those desiring a more smooth contour and toned appearance.
Highly regarded for his artistic eye and attention to detail, Dr. Hoefflin performs SlimLipo on the abdomen, waist, love handles, hips, saddle bags (outer thighs), inner thighs, knees, neck (under the chin), and the ankles. The result is a more contoured and “sculpted” appearance, which can greatly improve a patient’s self-confidence. Dr. Hoefflin performs many other body contouring procedures including liposuction, tummy tucks, arm lifts, breast augmentations, breast lifts, Mommy Makeovers, body lifts and plastic surgery after weight loss.
ABOUT THE PROCEDURE
During SlimLipo procedures, Dr. Hoefflin uses a laser to liquefy or “melt” unwanted fat under the skin. The fat is then removed from the body using a very thin suction rod called a cannula. The procedure requires only a few small 1/4″ incisions and is more gentle than traditional liposuction. Because the incisions are so small, they fade and often become completely invisible over time.
Dr. Hoefflin typically performs SlimLipo directly within his professional offices using local anesthesia. However, patients who choose to have multiple areas treated may opt to have the procedure performed under general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art outpatient surgical facility for added comfort. The procedure typically takes one to three hours depending on the desired level of sculpting and number of areas being treated.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER SURGERY
One of the advantages of SlimLipo is that patients experience significantly less downtime as well as less bruising and swelling after the procedure. Most patients are able to return to work and their normal activities almost immediately.
Patients are discharged home with compression garments to support the treated areas. We encourage patients to wear these garments for a few weeks after their procedure in order to reduce swelling, ensure comfort, and promote healing. Discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Patients can resume light exercise after several weeks and can resume all regular activities including vigorous exercise after six weeks.
We ask patients to begin a self-massaging protocol or Endermologie® by LPG several days after a SlimLipo procedure to help diminish swelling, assist in healing, and speed recovery.
Laser liposuction in Los Angeles is a very safe procedure when performed by a properly qualified and board-certified plastic surgeon. The risk of serious problems after the SlimLipo procedure are rare. During your consultation, Dr. Hoefflin will discuss any specific risks with you and determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. As always, you can reduce your risk of complications by closely following Dr. Hoefflin’s pre- and post-operative instructions.
To learn if you are a candidate for SlimLipo or body sculpting in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hoefflin for a complimentary consultation.
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BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
These before & after photographs are patients of Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Hoefflin, who have given permission to have their photos published. They are for illustrative purposes only. While these photos depict actual patients, they are not a guarantee of results. Individual results for the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Slimlipo patients may vary.
To learn if you are a candidate for the Los Angeles Slimlipo surgery, contact Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon Dr. Hoefflin for a complimentary consultation.